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Grand Forks City Councilman Accused Of Voting Special Favors To His Clients

Grand Forks City Councilman Accused Of Voting Special Favors To His Clients

Most of us think as government as a sort of referee. We live in a free society that has rules, and the government is in charge of enforcing those rules. We live, we work. We start businesses and compete, and the government is a neutral entity in our lives applying the law equally to all.

Shocker: Petition To Refer North Dakota's Pro-Life Laws Will Likely Fall Short

North Dakota has a fairly low threshold for referring a law, roughly 13,500 signatures statewide, and with most citizens willing to sign pretty much any petition put in front of them getting the requisite signatures usually isn’t too hard. But petitions to refer North Dakota’s pro-life laws are thousands of signatures short of the number

Major Minnesota Wind Project On The Verge Of Collapse

A major Minnesota wind project which initially saw investment from billionaire T. Boone Pickens before being sold to New Era is on the ropes. “New Era has no confidence that due process for this project will ever end, nor that an ABPP (Avian and Bat Protection Plan) will ever be approved, however comprehensively and carefully

Bismarck High School Students Propose Pro-Gay Marriage Legislation

I think North Dakota should legalize gay marriage, and polling trends suggest that North Dakotans are becoming increasingly sympathetic to doing just that,but what’s becoming tiring is North Dakota’s school kids pushing legislation. It started as cute little publicity stunts – elementary students pushing for a bill to name a state bug with guidance from

UND's Vice Presidents Circling The Wagons Around Kelley

After outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani ripped UND President Robert Kelley (and a couple of others) in an assessment, a who’s-who of the university’s bloated administration is circling the wagons around him. Shirvani recommended no salary increase for Kelley (he’s already making north of $340,000/year) and only a one-year contract extension, but Kelley’s minions want their

On NSA Scandal, Bush Has Obama's Back

Civil liberties advocates have been saying for some time now that there’s not a lot of daylight between George W. Bush’s spying tactics, reviled by the left and even Obama himself just a few years ago, and President Obama’s anti-terror efforts. But that’s not just an opinion now. With George W. Bush riding to Obama’s

It's Not The Global Warming, It's The Subsidies

The Wall Street Journal has an article today about the corn belt moving north to North Dakota which, historically, doesn’t have the ideal climate for growing corn. So what’s driving this trend? According to the WSJ, it’s global warming: The shift, which is occurring in northern Minnesota and Canada’s Manitoba province as well, shows how

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Gives Lengthy Non-Answer To Question About Running For Governor

Valley News Live’s Chris Berg interviewed Senator Heidi Heitkamp recently and asked her about persistent rumors I’d posted about on the blog a couple of weeks ago which have her running for governor in 2016. As I wrote at the time, these are just rumors, but they’re being circulated among some pretty well-connected people. And

Readying For Obamacare: Walmart Adding More Temp Workers

Reuters is reporting that Walmart stores have a new hiring strategy: They’re adding more temporary workers. Walmart isn’t saying they’re doing it in advance of the Obamacare deadline which will require that companies either pay a penalty or provide health coverage (meeting expensive federal mandates) to all permanent, full-time employees but I think we can

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